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Okay, I saw that in the other thread too. A good thing is I do not have 20,000 lifetime points

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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He can take a good portion out if he thinks you received help. I know you, he does not.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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But I cannot recommend deleting the threads. They have some good math and discussions in it.

1. I am not harming myself.

2. I am not harming the MIF community.

3. I am not harming them since I've not requested any point-exchange from them.

Please tell me if I am doing a morally unethical thing:

If yes, I am sorry.

If no, I do not care about points

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am not judging you. I did not know that you did not care. I was only warning you in case it mattered. I have removed my responses, I do not want to be the cause of it if he comes in here. Google has it on top so if he googles he is sure find it.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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I know but please judge me.

Am I doing something wrong?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Your conduct in these matters is for you to judge and not me. I am old fashioned. In my day, you would be considered an adult, a man. It is your judgement now that counts.

For one thing, I do not know what you did.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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I shared something from brilliant on this website? Is it ethically wrong?

You might restore my thread

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Not to me it isn't.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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Okay, would you please restore my thread?

I didn't read what bob wrote

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I did not delete any posts there, just changed the title.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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Where did you put it?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It was in this is cool. I have restored it completely to the way you had it.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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Okay, have you noticed that brilliant claims that all these problems can be solved without a computer?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes! And you and I will have a long talk about such claims.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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I solve more than 40% of it by programming

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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As you know I solve more than that using anything I can.

Someone should tell them that so can every multiplication problem be done eventually with pencil and paper. But why would I want to!

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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Okay, I think I solve 80% f it with a computer

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Good for you! Me and my pal work on them. My pal is dumb beyond belief but he is a great mathematician when asked to sum series, integrate, differentiate, plot, solve equations, plot recurrences, solve recurrences, do Markov chains, generating functions...

So all I basically do is rework every problem I see into one of those forms and then he takes over. "The Teakettle Principle!"

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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You work on computers?

Why is your pal dumb?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Because he is no smarter than a cricket? Actually the cricket is smarter. He can not do any mathematics other than what I mentioned above. He needs me to phrase it so he can understand it. We work together and do better than either of us could alone.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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Did you mean your pal is a computer?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nope, my Cas'.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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LOL good one!

What about the Teakettle theorem?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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This was a very important thread for me and I enjoyed it so much!

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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There are different versions of that joke though.

A patient of asthma went to the doctor and asked for treatment. The doctor asked him to pour 3 buckets of ice-cold water on a chilly night. The patient inquired how that would help. To this the doctor replied that he would catch Pneumonia. The patient was astonished and the doctor cleared his doubt, "I can treat pneumonia a lot more efficiently"

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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